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Old 09-08-2007, 12:06 AM   #1
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Painting my brake calipers

The calipers on my 2.7 had been painted red by the previous owner but more of a matt finish with a black rectangle with PORSCHE in white in the middle. Ther were looking a little tardy so I decided to repaint them.

My car is Speed Yellow and I thought of painting the yellow to match the car but after looking at other on this forum I decided to go for red, much like the S as I like the contrast of the yellow & red.

I will post a brief outline of what I did.

1. Firstly i purchased a can of red caliper paint from a local auto shop. Superchaep for those Aussies. About $16 I think. I also ordered a set of caliper decals from www.xenonmods.com a US based site. $8 US or about $11 Aus plus $1 US for postage.

2. Jack the car up and remove the wheel.

3. Give t6he cailpers a good clean. I used metho to remove any oil etc.

4. Remove the pads and mask the caliper, bleeder boot, disk and wheel bay.

5. Paint cailper with about 6 -7 coast of red, letteing each dry pefore applying the next to avoid paint running.

6. I let the cure for a few days on the card before applying the decals, so replace pads and wheels.

7. After a few days or when I got around to it, I removed the wheels and gave the calipers a bit of a wife to remove any dirt.

8. Apply decals as per standard S calipers.

9. I actually gave the calipers a few coats of clear, more to protect the decals than anything so I don't blast them off when I pressure wash the wheels.

10. Wheels back on and your done.

I'm reasonably happy with the outsome, time will tell how well the wear. I will attach a few pics for those interested.

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Old 09-08-2007, 03:40 AM   #2
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Very nice job, I like your wheels.

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Old 09-08-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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Nice choice on the color. The new decals make all the difference. They look great!
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:34 AM   #4
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How did you remove the paint that was there or did you just go over it?
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:32 AM   #5
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Just gave them a light sand after cleaning off all dirt & brake dust
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:34 AM   #6
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It looks good, the orginal owner did it the easy way by just putting tape over the Porsche sticker.

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